Learn how to make barbacoa for authentic tasting Mexican tacos in the slow cooker. Only five minutes of prep time and a few basic seasonings are required.

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Learn how to make barbacoa for authentic tasting Mexican tacos in the slow cooker. Only five minutes of prep time and a few basic seasonings are required.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword barbacoa beef, How to Make Barbacoa, slow cooker barbacoa beef
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sharon Chen

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 bay leaves

FOR SERVING:

  • Tortillas
  • Chopped white onion
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped avocado

Instructions

  1. Cut beef into large cubes and place them in a slow cooker. Add onions.

  2. Place chipotle peppers, bone broth, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, ground cloves, and lime juice in a food processor. Pulse until blended. Pour the mixture over the beef. Add bay leaves.

  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 6 hours. Shred the beef with two forks. Use tongs to serve the barbacoa in tortillas with your desired toppings.